Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives
Eight Portfolios from Part I
The exhibition is arranged chronologically. Interspersed are eight "portfolios" of talented photographers well represented in NARA's holdings. Click on the photograph for a publication-quality version and click on the eight featured photographers' names for a short biography.
Lewis Hine (1874-1940)
"Power house mechanic working on steam pump" 1920. Vintage print.
Records of the Work Projects Administration.
George W. Ackerman (1884-1962)
"Farmer reading his farm paper" Coryell County, Texas, September 1931. 1998 print from the original negative.
Records of the Extension Service. (33-SC-15754c)
Walter Lubken (1881-1960)
Testing the subsurface-Drilling with diamond drills, Boise Irrigation Project, Idaho and Oregon, August 1910. 1998 print from the original glass plate negative.
Records of the Bureau of Reclamation. (115-JC-384)
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)
"Young migratory mother, originally from Texas" Edison, Kern County, California, April 11, 1940. 1998 print.
Records of the Bureau of Agriculture. (83-G-41543)
Charles Fenno Jacobs (1904-1975)
"Tired member of VF-17 pauses under the squadron scoreboard at Bouganville" February 1944.
1998 print from the original negative.
General Records Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 Economics. (80-G475093)
Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
"The Tetons--Snake River" Wyoming, 1942. Vintage signed print.
Records of the National Park Service. (79-AAG-1)
Yoichi Okamoto (1915–1985)
President Lyndon Johnson awards a medal to a wounded U.S. serviceman in Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam, October 26, 1966. 1998 print from the original negative.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. (A3395-5)
Danny Lyon (1942– )
"Boy against a yellow platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City" New York, New York, July 1974. 1998 print from the original color slide.
Records of the Environmental Protection Agency. (412-DA-13474)
Additional Exhibition Photos
By an unknown photographer, 1919
"Some of the colored men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action." Left to right. Front row: Pvt. Ed Williams, Herbert Taylor, Pvt. Leon Fraitor, Pvt. Ralph Hawkins. Back Row: Sgt. H. D. Prinas, Sgt. Dan Strorms, Pvt. Joe Williams, Pvt. Alfred Hanley, and Cpl. T. W. Taylor. 1998 print.
Records of the War Department General and Special. Staffs. (165-WW-127-8)
By an unknown photographer,
August 15, 1945
"American servicemen and women gather in front of "Rainbow Corner" Red Cross club in Paris to celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Japanese."
Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (111-SC-210241)
By a Challenger crew member,
June 22, 1983
"Scenes of the Space Shuttle Challenger taken with a 70mm camera onboard the shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01)."
Records of the U.S. Information Agency. (306-PSE-83-2622/cA)